Mulberry is a small fruit that is considered a superfruit, thanks to its content of vitamin C, iron and resveratrol.
This antioxidant, this polyphenol helps prevent cardiovascular diseases. Fruits and superfruits In the family of fruits, there are fruits ... and superfruits. The latter are characterized by their greater nutritional value, particularly with regard to vitamin C, natural fibers and antioxidants. Superfruits thus top the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) index which, in the United States, measures the antioxidant capacities of foods. They participate in the fight against free radicals and aging cells. Sea buckthorn, goji berry and pomegranate are some of these superfruits that help to stay young.
There is another: the mulberry. The mulberry, the anti-fatigue fruit In fact, the mulberry is the fruit of the white mulberry (Morus alba), the same one that feeds the silkworms. This tree from China was imported all around the Mediterranean basin from the 15th century, especially in France and precisely for sericulture, breeding silkworms. To the leaves and to us small white berries (sometimes pink) that are eaten dried, at a rate of two to five tablespoons daily. Dried mulberries are rich in proteins and are first and foremost antifatigue, especially recommended for athletes, hyperactive people or even students undergoing exams.
This is due to their high content of vitamin C and iron. However, they contain less B vitamins than other superfruits, such as Goji berry. Mulberry fruits also concentrate on vitamin K, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium, all of which are essential components of healthy bones. The potassium they contain finally helps prevent high blood pressure. Mulberries, in prevention of cardiovascular diseases But the secret of the mulberry compared to other superfruits lies in a polyphenol, an organic molecule.
This fruit is indeed particularly rich in resveratrol, which is also found in grapes, rhubarb or cocoa beans. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, this compound helps prevent cardiovascular diseases (40% less risk according to the WHO), to fight against bad cholesterol and to maintain a normal level of triglycerides in the blood. Resveratrol is still an antithrombotic that promotes dilation of the arteries. It is thus the ally of a good blood circulation, essential for the prevention of heavy legs, especially in summer.